Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Massachusetts

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Massachusetts
Selected
characteristics
2003
Total Event or exposure (1)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

78 12 24 28 3 8

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

64 11 18 25 5

Self Employed (3)

14 6 3 3

Sex

Men

73 12 22 28 3 5

Women

5 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

4 3

25-34

14 3 8

35-44

25 3 8 9

45-54

19 3 7 6

55-64

10 4 4

65 and older

4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

63 7 21 23 3 6

Black, non-Hispanic

Hispanic

6

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

Pacific Islander

Multiple

Other or not reported

4

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
(3) Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic workers.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected events and employee status and sex, Massachusetts
Event or exposure (1) 2003
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

78 64 14 73 5

Contact with objects and equipment

12 11 12

Struck by object

9 8 9

Struck by falling object

7 6 7

Caught in equipment or object

3 3 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

24 18 6 22

Fall to lower level

19 14 5 19

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

28 25 3 28

Highway transportation incident

4 4 4

Collision between vehicles

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

4 4 4

Aircraft incident

7 6 7

Fires and explosions

3 3

Assaults and violent acts

8 5 3 5 3

Homicides

3

Homicides - shooting

3

Self-inflicted injuries

5 3 3

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(2) May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
(3) Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected industries and major events or exposures, Massachusetts
Selected industries (1) 2003
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

78 12 24 28 3 8

Private industry

75 11 24 27 8

Goods Producing

43 6 18 15

Natural resources and mining

11 11

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

11 11

Mining

Construction

25 4 14 3

Manufacturing

7 4

Service providing

32 5 6 12 8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

15 3 8 3

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

3

Transportation and warehousing

9 7

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

7 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

4 4

Education and health services

4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

3

Federal

State

Local

Footnotes:
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(3) Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupations and major events or exposures, Massachusetts
Selected occupations (1) 2003
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

78 12 24 28 3 8

Management, professional, and related occupations

7 3

Management occupations

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

6 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4 4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

4 3

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

40 5 16 16

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

11 11

Construction and extraction occupations

22 5 13 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

20 7 9

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

18 6 9

Military specific occupations

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

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